Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Synopsis: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers... and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends.
Director(s): Tim Burton
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

Miss Peregrine's Home

for Peculiar Children

You ever feel like nothing

you do matters?

You leave footprints on the beach

and somehow they are gone.

Like it's just today,

over again.

They say that your teen years are

for making friends and having fun.

Which made me feel even worse.

Hey, Amy. It's Jake.

I'm in your math class.

- Hey, don't forget your adult diapers.

- Yeah, right.


It's a phone for you.

But that day, everything changed.

Thanks for the ride, Shelly.

So, how come you have to go deal

with your grandpa?

My dad couldn't get out of work.

I didn't think he worked.

You know, I'm...

I'm just gonna call grandpa.

Hello, this is Abe.

Hey, it's Jake.

No, don't come here.

Listen to me.

It's not safe!

Stay away.

Grandpa, did you take

your pills today?

The key!

To my gun cabinet...

it was in the drawer.

And now it's gone!

Yeah, Dad took it.

All right. For safekeeping.

It's okay.

Your father wants I should

to fight them without a gun?

God bless him.

Whats his deal?



That guy gave me the heebie-jeebies.

Holler if you need me.



What's going on?

Someone broke in!

I have a 38 in my car,

you wait there.


- 911, what is your emergency?

- 911? Yeah I... I need

the para-medics

to 2040 Palm Circle.

My grandpa...

- Sir, what is your emergency?

- Granpa.

You have to get away from here.

Please, listen.

Go to the Island...

Sir, the para-medics come away.

Find Emerson...

The postcard... go to the loop...

September 3rd, 1943.

It's okay, just... just don't move.

There's an ambulance coming.

I know you think I'm crazy.

But The Bird will explain everything.

Will you do this, Tygrysco?

Promise me?

I promise, yes...

I thought I could protect you.

I should have told you years ago.

Grandpa! Tell me...

tell me what?


Shelly, behind you!

There was no one there.

May I say Jake... that considering

that this was only a month ago

I think you're doing

exceptionally well.

Apart from being crazy?

Having nightmares and anxiety

doesn't make you crazy.

And what about seeing things

which aren't there?

Actually in dramatic situations

it's not at all uncommon.

Your subconscious mind draws

an image from a movie, or...

It was a story.

My grandpa told me stories

when I was a kid.

About monsters that

he fought in the war.

So there you go.

He was brutally attacked. And in your head

the man who did it was inhuman.

A monster.

It wasn't a man though.

The cops said that dogs

scratched up the screen door.

And he chased them off

into the woods.

And the coroner said

he had a heart attack.

And the cops said

that dogs go for the soft parts.

They DNA tested the fork and head.

Animal DNA.

So that's case closed.

He sounds like an

extraordinary gentleman.

Were you very close?

Puerto Rico.


There is a lake where

the water glows in the dark.

And a secret tunnel.

That's where I hid from the monsters.

He used to babysit me a lot.

And when I was with him

I felt special.

Duck was dry again.


It's like 11 o'clock.

What is he doing up?

I'm going to be an explorer.

Grandpa's help me for my first voyage.

Everything has already

been discovered, buddy.

Pay no attention to your father.

He knows bubkiss. Come Tygrysco, off to bed.

Can you tell me a story?

The usual?


Once upon a time

there was a little boy.

Where's the pictures?


Once upon a time

there was a little boy called Abe.

That was you.

That was me.

And he lived in a lovely children's home

on an little island near Wales.

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Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs (born February 3, 1979) is an American writer and filmmaker best known for the book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. more…

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